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They're back! Epic is a novella about your favorite hockey duo!
Jamie and Wes are having a blast living and working in Toronto. Until a scout for another team swoops in to make one of them an offer that might complicate the life they've built together.

Previously published in Christmas in the City

78 pages, Paperback

First published February 11, 2020

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Sarina Bowen

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Sarina Bowen is the twenty-four-time USA Today bestselling and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three dozen books, including: the True North series, and Brooklyn Hockey. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!
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767 reviews471 followers
March 8, 2023
Listened to the audiobook this time around and it was just as wonderful. Love reading about those two and this story was just perfect.

I originally read and reviewed this novella as a part of Christmas in the City, but I waited for it to come out as a standalone to leave the rating.

Original review, 12/2019:
I absolutely loved it. Loved reading about Wes and Jamie again. I was so happy about certain little thing that happened here, something I kind of missed in Book 2. This story was the best Christmas bookish present. Now I want to re-read Him and Us for the umpteenth time.

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Profile Image for Carol [Goodreads Addict].
2,429 reviews24.8k followers
February 3, 2021

Epic is book #2.5 of the Him series by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. My Jamie and Wes experience has come to an end. This is the part where I’m shedding a few tears because I don’t want it to be over. I want to say, here, that I am so very glad I read Good Boy after Us and before Epic so I could get everything happening in order. Good Boy includes Wes and Jamie’s wedding and also Blake and Jessie’s story which was fantastic. I loved that in Epic, we even get a little more of Blake and Jess. They are just so adorable together. And of course, some Blake antics are included.

Wes and Jamie are living the life. Wes’s hockey career is continuing to sky rocket. Jamie loves coaching and his team is doing fantastic. Their marriage couldn’t be stronger. But changes are in the wind. No matter what comes their way, though, these two will handle it. Each other’s happiness is all that is important and they will both do whatever it takes for the other’s dreams to come true, no matter what they might be.

I have loved every page of my Wes/Jamie/Blake/Jessie journey. I have swooned, sighed, smiled, laughed out loud and celebrated for these characters. These authors working as a duo is pure magic.

“Childhood friends, to lovers, to husband and husband. Life is a beautiful thing.”

For more about this book and so many others, come and visit me at Carol's Crazy Bookish World.

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1,314 reviews2,859 followers
May 2, 2021
Re-read: 02.05.2021
Too short. It's truly too short. It's almost cruel to give us more Wes and Jamie only for it to be this short. I need more. Give me more, please?!

⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Adorable But Need More*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

First read review:
I need more. I need a full length novel. This short one is not enough of my Jamie and Wes. Seriously. As I didn't read Jess and Blake's book, I didn't get to see my boys get married, so I had actually kinda hoped that the authors would've put it in here as a bonus. That way, it'll also be longer and I'd get more of the men. I do hope sometime in the future we get another book of them where they perhaps... get kids?..... That is wanted, btw, in case the authors is reading this. Very much wanted. That being said, this was too short, as in we didn't even get a sex scene, but it was still quite enjoyable and it made me smile like crazy. These two always put me in a good mood.

Quick basic facts:
Genre: - (New Adult) Contemerary Romance (M/M).
Series: - Series, Book #2.5.
Love triangle? -
Cheating? -
HEA? -
Favorite character? - Both, can't choose.
Would I read more by this author/or of series? - Some of them.
Would I recommend this book/series? -Yes.
Will I read this again in the future? - Probably not.
Rating - 4 stars.
Profile Image for Kati *☆・゚.
623 reviews204 followers
May 2, 2023
re-listen May 2023

Is there a better way to start the day than with Wesmie and their epic bonus novella? ♡♡♡

“Kinda looks like J-Bomb,” Blake remarks.
“That kinda is J-Bomb,” […]
What the hell is happening?

“He’s giggling like a madman,” Blake tells our teammates. “Wesley’s lost it.”
“Do you blame him?” Eriksson starts laughing too. “[…] Shit this is epic.”
“Epic,” Blake echoes.

*** Original Review ***

Well, that was fun!

Admitted, it was super super short (thats why I hesitated for month to buy this story). But how EPIC was it, that Jamie & Wes played Pro against each other because of that rare coincidence??!!

I loved every second of it and it was awesome to be with them again. Even though it was just for a very short amount of time.
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551 reviews18 followers
February 21, 2020
Loved it! The audiobook was amazing. JM could read the phone book (remember them), and I would turn into a puddle of goo.

My only complaint is that it's too short, and now I want more!
Profile Image for * A Reader Obsessed *.
2,214 reviews454 followers
July 25, 2020
4.5 Stars!

Bowen and Kennedy have a way with this hockey universe, and it was pure fun and joy revisiting favorites Wes and Jamie! Established couple updates for the win!

And fucking Blake. His man child shenanigans were just the icing on an already delicious cake!
Profile Image for Catherine Russell.
109 reviews238 followers
November 15, 2020
Book: Epic
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Type: Novella in Him Series
POV: First Person - Dual
Genre: MM Romance
Rating: 4 Stars!

Age: Wes - 26; Jamie - 26.

I open my mouth to ask what's on his mind, but it doesn't quite work. Because his lips land on mine, and then we're kissing. I'm not an idiot. When the love of your life wants a make-out sesh, you don't toss that aside.

Where's the rest of it?? Where? It's not enough. I want more, so much more. *crying*
It's so amazing how some authors can pack a giant punch in such a small novella. Epic was a short, sweet, adorable and steamy story. It was a perfect little peek into Wesmie's married relationship. The face-off between Wes and Jamie was epic. Once again, they both had amazing chemistry and hilarious banter that had me turning the pages right till the end. But I'm still not ready to leave Wesmie. I have a Wesmie hangover. I'm going to search for a remedy now.

Our summers at hockey camp in Lake Placid were the best of my life. It's where I fell in love with Jamie. It's where we reconnected, and where he fell in love with me. Jesus, how far we've come. Childhood friends, to lovers, to husband and husband. Life is a beautiful thing.

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2,175 reviews411 followers
May 5, 2020
4.5 Stars

It was great to revisit Wes and Jamie, all happy, thriving, and as in love as ever, even after all these years!

I honestly don’t think I could ever tire of reading about these sweet, loyal, hockey loving husbands—they’re the embodiment of what all great friends-to-lovers book couples should be.

This short little treat reminded me why ‘Wesmie’ was/still are one of my favourite couples in M/M romance, ever.
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Author 14 books416 followers
December 4, 2022
I was saving this for Christmas last year but it slipped my mind but better late than never. I doubt I’ll ever get enough of these boys.

This one doesn’t necessarily scream Christmas but it does take place during the season so it still counts.

It started much like these stories are prone to do with a little bit of turmoil that brings our boys closer together. We get a little more action with them playing against each other. And we end up better off then when we began and them loving each other more than ever!

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1,378 reviews159 followers
June 1, 2020
Me ha encantado volver a saber de Wesmie, mi pareja favorita de MM y me he reído mucho con las ocurrencias de Blake, pero, por mucho amor que les profese, tengo que reconocer que esta cortísima historia no es nada del otro jueves. Serían más 3 estrellas que 4, pero no soy muy objetiva con esta pareja, sobre la que leería hasta su lista de la compra si Elle y Sarina la publicaran.
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563 reviews466 followers
September 21, 2023
|| 3.5 stars ||

Aww. This novella was exactly what I wanted it to be. It showed Wes and Jamie as a healthy, well-functioning couple without them having lost their fun side or love for each other. It’s so nice to see this series get wrapped up with them having worked through the relationship flaws they encountered in Us. I love this couple and they absolutely deserve the happy ending they are living right now.

'Him' duology:
1. Him - 5.0 stars
2. Us - 4.5 stars

Spin-off 'WAGs' series:
1. Good Boy - 3.0 stars

[Read Count: 3]
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2,171 reviews222 followers
February 18, 2020
Love being back with Wes and Jamie! ❤️

I love these characters and was a little worried Bowen and Kennedy would mess with the HEA we finally got from 'Us', but luckily nope! This is a sweet, heartwarming, short that is sure to melt your heart if you love these characters as much as I do. Getting the audio at the same time was a cherry on top. Would recommend both book and audio 💯 as long as you've read 'Him' and 'Us' first.
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858 reviews156 followers
March 10, 2022
❝you know i’d do anything for you. even drive to bellewood to do you.❞
jamie snorts. ❝belleville.❞
❝yeah. there, too.❞
he laughs and then kisses me.

aww, this was super cute ♥

it was great getting to see wesmie skate against one another. ngl though, epic has me wanting to go back and reread the him duet.
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1,395 reviews245 followers
February 20, 2020
Originally read this in the free Christmas in the City anthology because love me a bit of Wesmie (and Blake). However I wouldn’t exactly term this epic, more unmemorable and if I’d paid 99p for just over 40 pages according to Amazon, it may have even been 1 star instead of my generous 2.
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159 reviews4 followers
December 18, 2021
100000000th reread 😂😂😂 Probably 100th this year alone 😂

Original Review

1000th reread: still a million stars ❤️❤️❤️

WesMie is my all time favorite couple (my username says it all) ever and everything with them is assured of at least a million stars from me. But this novella even surpassed expectations - I loved everything about it except it's length.
Been waiting for the day that they'll face each other again on ice. 😭
Reviewing my favorites is always the hardest as I just wanna roll and roll around my overflowing feels 😭 To this day, I think I've read this story at least 30 times already, I need more of them please 😭
Love how successful both of them are in their careers yet everything still works for their relationship. Love how Jamie has a great relationship with the rest of the Toronto guys and now he has his San Jose friends too. Love his colleagues, his "kids", his family...everyone! And Wes!!! No more words...I need a Wes in my life!!! It's literally like
*Jamie breathes*
My WesMie heart is happy. Thanks Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. 😭😍♥️
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1,166 reviews478 followers
February 23, 2020
Life is good.
No, it’s epic.

Freaking EPIC!!!

So aptly titled ❤️ I love Sarina and Elle, I think they’re seriously the Dream Team and they should keep writing together cause it’s seriously EPIC. I have a soft spot for Wesmie since I read an ARC of Him back in 2015. That book is in my all time Top 10, so I can seriously read about Wes and Jamie all day every day and I wouldn’t get tired, like ever. You know what else is epic? The audiobook!!! Zachary Webber aka Jacob Morgan and Teddy Hamilton reprise their roles as Wes and Jamie and as always they’re absolutely perfect! I just loved this and everything Wesmie!

This is short and sweet and epic and I totally recommend ❤️
Profile Image for Andrea Fleury.
950 reviews82 followers
February 13, 2020
There loved was EPIC

Him Us and now major Epic. What a great way to end there story. And they both got just what they wanted. Each other
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416 reviews341 followers
October 26, 2021
Wes and Jamie are the best! But with these two it will never be enough for me. Even if the authors make two more books! I love them so much! I truly enjoyed these short (TINY) novella.
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3,467 reviews319 followers
December 22, 2020
Utterly brilliant catch up with Wesmie

Him and Us were two of the first MM genre books I ever read and Wes and Jamie have had a special place in my heart ever since.

This was an absolutely delightful peek into life with the ice hockey star couple a few years down the line and I loved it.
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